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Old 06-14-2013, 04:33 AM   #77551
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picked this up a few days ago, so happy with it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:51 AM   #77552
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That's the seat I have, and I like it too, better than the Seat Concepts which wasn't bad but I sold. I like the Sargent just a little more than the Suzuki Gel, WHICH TOOK A LONG TME TO BREAK IN. Most who get the gel seat put it on, go for a ride, and hate it. It just takes a long time for the gel to adjust. I know that from gel bicycle seats. But than I've got a hard butt. I once did a 1000 mile day on a DRZ400, stock seat.
You mean my gel might get better?....I too have a high pain threshold but a thou on a DRZ stocker?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #77553
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You mean my gel might get better?....I too have a high pain threshold but a thou on a DRZ stocker?
Won't ever do it again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #77554
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I fail to see how Gel seats would get better with time, or adjust in any way.

Leather and padding, yes, but Gel?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #77555
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Welcome aboard! I switched my blue '05 over to white and like the look. Think it's also 1.3% more powerful.

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picked this up a few days ago, so happy with it!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #77556
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Won't ever do it again.
+1. Gel is fine for a wheelchair pad or to prevent bedsores, but I will never have it in a saddle again. Gel has a really high heat capacity compared to foam, so it soaks up the heat from the sun and holds it. When you come back to the bike you burn your butt. Seriously - I'm talking painful amounts of heat. Rolling down the interstate hovering out of the saddle for 10 minutes trying to get it to cool off. OUCH!! So you either carry around a cover for the seat, always park in the shade, or deal with it. Oh - and in the winter it has the opposite problem .... brrrr !!
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #77557
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Welcome Vermane.... on the seats----

the other day:


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Old 06-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #77558
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Welcome Vermane....
Cheers mane, have been lurking this thread pretty solid, Thought I'd join ahha!
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Welcome aboard! I switched my blue '05 over to white and like the look. Think it's also 1.3% more powerful.
Thanks mate! haha! previous rig was a ct110 so its feeling pretty good!

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #77559
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+1. Gel is fine for a wheelchair pad or to prevent bedsores, but I will never have it in a saddle again. Gel has a really high heat capacity compared to foam, so it soaks up the heat from the sun and holds it. When you come back to the bike you burn your butt. Seriously - I'm talking painful amounts of heat. Rolling down the interstate hovering out of the saddle for 10 minutes trying to get it to cool off. OUCH!! So you either carry around a cover for the seat, always park in the shade, or deal with it. Oh - and in the winter it has the opposite problem .... brrrr !!
You're right about gel and heat. It gets warm from body heat too. There's no "breathing" to it. Same with gel bicycle seats. It doesn't get that hot in Pennsylvania mountains, so it works for me. As I said though, I prefer the Sargent.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #77560
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #77561
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
Mine is stock height with a heavy rear spring, and I had to cut 1/2" off my stock length side stand so the bike would lean enough to not fall over, I believe others have also cut the stock sidestand shorter. When the bike is fully loaded it sags
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #77562
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
From Zuki, the stock height side stand is black and the one for a lowered suspension is gray. BUT, anyone could have painted it.

Mine is 12-3/4" from the bolt centerline to the heel of the stand. It's the stock, standard height..
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #77563
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I cut my stock stand down I think 3/4", and it will work with the rear suspension lowered (the other linkage hole) and the forks slid up about an inch. It also still works with the stock height. Not optimum on either, but works fine, and I can go back and forth if I want (wifey rides it now and then).
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #77564
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And to address the recent seat questions/comments,

I bought a Sargent right when they came out, was on the waiting list actually.

Probably have 15,000 miles on mine.

Still love it. I don't think I can wear it out.

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #77565
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And to address the recent seat questions/comments,

I bought a Sargent right when they came out, was on the waiting list actually.

Probably have 15,000 miles on mine.

Still love it. I don't think I can wear it out.

I don't know why but that pic cracks me up. Laundry day?

I have a Corbin with 20k + (switched to a vapor...lost track) and every time I ride think to myself money well spent!
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